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ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS WINNERS 2007
There are six categories for published books and stories:
· Best crime novel
· Best first crime novel
· Best non-fiction crime writing
· Best juvenile crime book
· Best crime short story
· Best crime book in the French language
This year saw the creation of a new category -- Best unpublished first crime novel (aka the Unhanged Arthur). Part of the CWC's mandate is to encourage developing new crime writing in Canada, and what better way to do it than to have an award for the best unpublished manuscript.
For a list of past winners, go to http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/cwc/pages/pastawards.html.
The CWC would like to express our gratitude to Sleuth of Baker Street mystery book store in Toronto for donating the cash prize for best novel, to Book City in Toronto for donating the cash prize for best first novel, and to McArthur & Company for donating the cash prize for the Unhanged Arthur and for reading the winning manuscript with an eye to possibly publishing it.
And now the envelopes have been opened and we have our winners...
Barbara Fradkin, Honour Among Men: An Inspector Green Mystery
A dead woman, a Halifax train ticket, and a Medal for Bravery from a 1993 peacekeeping mission in Yugoslavia draw Inspector Green into the murky past of a peacekeeping unit as well as the high-stakes present of a federal election race. Fifth Son, the previous book in this series, won the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel.
Trade paperback Rendezvous Press ISBN: 978-1-894917-36-0
September 2006 $13.95
Anne Emery, Sign of the Cross In his twenty years defending the underclass, Monty Collins has often wished for an intelligent, articulate client and now he has one. Father Brennan Burke, an acerbic Catholic priest, is the prime suspect in the mutilation and killing of a young woman and Collins must defend him.
Hardcover ECW Press ISBN: 978-1-55022-718-5 May 2005 $28.95 (US$24.95)
This funny, perceptive, and alarming book traces how a favoured son of Newfoundland became one of the world's most efficient marijuana traffickers -- and survived to know a better life.
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-0-679-31279-6 April 2007 $22.00
Penguin Canada Hardcover ISBN: 978-0670065028 March 2006 $18.00 Trade paperback ISBN: 978-0143053118 March 2007 $9.99
No award this year
Every Arthur is hand-carved from hard maple by artisan Barry Lambeck. The award is based on a design and prototype by artist Peter Blais.
These Arthur Ellis winners can usually be found at -- or ordered online from -- our Crime Writers of Canada member bookstores:
· Almark & Co. Booksellers (Toronto, ON) Phone: (905) 764-2665 E-mail:
· As the Plot Thickens (Kingston, ON) www.astheplotthickens.com Phone: (613) 548-4664 E-mail:
· Chronicles of Crime (Victoria, BC) www.abebooks.com/home/chroniclesofcrime Phone: (250) 721-2665 E-mail:
· Prime Crime Books (Ottawa, ON) www.primecrimebooks.com Phone: (613) 238-CLUE E-mail:
· Sleuth of Baker Street (Toronto, ON) www.sleuthofbakerstreet.com Phone: (416) 483-3111 E-mail:
· Well Read Books (Calgary, AB) www.wellreadbooks.ca Phone: (403) 541-0050 E-mail:
· Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore (Winnipeg, MB) www.whodunitcanada.com Phone: (204) 284-9100 Toll-free: 1 800 468-4216 E-mail:
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